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09.12.81.02 - Division of Labor and Industry - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 39, ISSUE 25,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION
Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

09.12.81 Elevator, Escalator, and Chairlift Safety

Authority: Business Regulation Article, §§12-805 and 12-806, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[12-333-P-I]

The Commissioner of Labor and Industry proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 09.12.81 Elevator, Escalator, and Chairlift Safety.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to adopt, through incorporation by reference, ASME A18.1a-2001 Addenda to ASME A18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; ASME A18.1b-2001 Addenda to ASME 18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; ASME A18.1-2003 (Revision of ASME A18.1-1999) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; ASME A18.1-2005 (Revision of ASME A18.1-2003) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; and ASME A18.1-2008 (Revision of ASME A18.1-2005) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, as amended.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

The proposed action has no economic impact.

Economic Impact on Small Businesses

The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.

Impact on Individuals with Disabilities

The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity for Public Comment

Comments may be sent to Debbie Stone, Regulations Coordinator, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Division of Labor and Industry, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 606, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-2225, or email to dstone@dllr.state.md.us, or fax to 410-767-2986. Comments will be accepted through January 14, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

 

Editor‘s Note on Incorporation by Reference

Pursuant to State Government Article, §7-207, Annotated Code of Maryland, ASME A18.1a-2001 Addenda to ASME A18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; ASME A18.1b-2001 Addenda to ASME 18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; ASME A18.1-2003 (Revision of ASME A18.1-1999) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; ASME A18.1-2005 (Revision of ASME A18.1-2003) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts; and ASME A18.1-2008 (Revision of ASME A18.1-2005) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, as amended, have been declared documents generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason, they will not be printed in the Maryland Register or the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Copies of these documents are filed in special public depositories located throughout the State. A list of these depositories was published in 39:2 Md. R. 104 (January 27, 2012), and is available online. These documents may also be inspected at the office of the Division of State Documents, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

 

.02 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.

  A. Scope
    (1) — (3) (text unchanged)
    (4) ASME A18.1a-2001 Addenda to ASME A18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts is incorporated by reference, as amended, and is effective February 18, 2013.
    (5) ASME A18.1b-2001 Addenda to ASME A18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts is incorporated by reference, as amended, and is effective February 18, 2013.
    (6) ASME A18.1-2003 (Revision of ASME A18.1-1999) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts is incorporated by reference, as amended, and is effective February 18, 2013.
    (7) ASME A18.1-2005 (Revision of ASME A18.1-2003) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts is incorporated by reference, as amended, and is effective February 18, 2013.
    (8) ASME A18.1-2008 (Revision of ASME A18.1-2005) Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts is incorporated by reference, as amended, and is effective February 18, 2013
.
  B. In addition to the requirements of Part XX, Inclined Stairway Chairlifts and Inclined and Vertical Wheelchair Lifts, of the A17.1-Safety Code for Elevators, and the requirements of ASME A18.1-1999 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, and all subsequent amendments, §§C—F of this regulation apply.
  C.—F. (text unchanged)

J. RONALD DEJULIIS
Commissioner of Labor and Industry